Recent COEHD supplies sale
Supplies sale benefits UTSA student organizations
By Cynthia Davis
Marketing Coordinator, College of Education and Human Development
(July 28, 2008)--More than 130 students and teachers recently took advantage of discount prices on teaching supplies as the Academy for Teacher Excellence in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development hosted its annual "Build Your Classroom Day Sale" at the Miller's Pond Community Center park, 6175 Old Pearsall Road.
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At the sale, 15 veteran K-12 teachers sold no-longer-needed, usable items such as bulletin boards, stickers, storage bins, posters, workbooks and classroom decorations.
"The purpose of the event was to provide teacher candidates the resources to build their classrooms at a discounted rate," said Jasmine Cary, ATE program coordinator. "Additionally, the event provided new teachers the opportunity to meet veteran teachers to network and build rapport."
According to a 2006-2007 study conducted by Quality Education Data Inc., teachers on average spend $475 to supply their classrooms with the necessary materials. Forty-four percent indicated they spend more than $500, and 20 percent spend more than $1,000 on classroom materials.
Proceeds from the sale and a $2 admission fee will benefit student organizations in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development.
For more information, contact Jasmine Cary at (210) 458-6174.